Knighthood to Rushdie may cause terrorism

Britain’s knighthood to the author Salman Rushdie contributes to insulting Islam and may lead to terrorism, a Pakistani minister has said. The minister in question is none other than Zia-ul-Haq’s son, a well-known hardliner.

“Such actions are the root cause of terrorism”, Religious Affairs Minister Ejaz-ul-Haq told parliament.

The minister later said he had not meant to condone or incite terrorism but ‘stress its origins’.

This means: Freedom of Expression + Creativity => Terrorism. Heard anything as absurd or ethically deplorable lately?

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  • Not at all surprising. This comment was anticipated to come from muslim leaders around the world.